Bradley triumph shows Tour depth

Thirteen major winners in the last thirteen majors – now that’s proof of the depth on the US PGA Tour and beyond.

Thirteen major winners in the last thirteen majors – proof of the depth on the PGA Tour and beyond.

As Keegan Bradley became the latest first-time major winner in Georgia on Sunday night, it once again proved the strength in depth of professional golf at the current moment, also underlined by the fact that there have been six rookies who have won on the PGA Tour already this season.

For a long time, it seemed that there were only a handful of players picking up the majority of major and professional wins every year, but that certainly seems to be changing.

Bradley’s win in particular was remarkable, considering that he was still playing on the Hooters Tour in the States only two and a half years ago following a collegiate career at St. Johns University.

“I just know from the guys that I graduated with on the Nationwide Tour, like Chris Kirk and Jamie Lovemark, who’s not even playing, all of these guys are so good,” Bradley said. “Any one of them could win every week.”

Bradley actually became one of the six victorious rookies earlier this year, when he won the HP Byron Nelson Championship back in May.

His PGA victory on Sunday of course means he’s a lock for Rookie of the Year honours, and will also be in the mix for Player of the Year.

“The top players are not dominating like they were,” Bradley added. “It gives an opportunity for a player like me to win this thing, and I just think it’s as deep as it’s ever been and I think it’s only getting deeper.”